In Irish news: A Murder investigation opened after death of girl (2) in Cork . The child was found with serious injuries in an apartment at the Elderwood Apartment complex on the Boreenmanna Road in the early hours of yesterday morning.

In other Irish news: according to a report in the Journal Transport minister Ross has called on government to say what it’s doing about the greyhound industry in wake of the recent RTÉ Prime Time Investigates programme (watch here).

Following up: On the story on Brian Cowen The Sun has reported that the former Taoiseach has suffered from a brain hemorrhage.

And finally:Several hundred people marched in the Second Annual Trans Pride Rally in Dublin this afternoon.

Thousands turn out at Rally for Life march in Dublin. In a report by RTE: The organisers of the Rally for Life march in Dublin estimate that around 10,000 people took part in the event. Thousands turn out at Rally for Life march in Dublin

In UK news: It is being reported by the BBC that Some Conservative members have been issued with more than one ballot paper to vote for the next party leader and prime minister.

In America one of the top stories is the 7.1 earthquake in California

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